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Plate Barding Armor is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it increases cavalry armor and pierce armor by +1/+2.
Technology availability
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Civilization bonuses Edit

  • Chinese: Plate Barding Armor is 20% cheaper.
  • Spanish: Plate Barding Armor costs no gold.

History Edit

Armor made of large metal plates was the best defense obtainable against missiles and hand weapons. It was stronger and absorbed more energy. Large sheets of hammered steel were fashioned to fit the body of the horse.
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